pilotless oven not lighting

Old 08-29-04, 11:04 AM
Mike N
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Unhappy pilotless oven not lighting

Hoping someone can assist. Last time we used the stove it heated up then cooled off somewhat. Later we tried firing it up again. It heated up but only slightly to like 100. Now the oven will not come on at all. It is an older Roper continuous cleaning pilotless ignition. So the oven portion is not working at all. Is it the burner? Is is the ignitor? Thermostat?

Any help GREATLY appreciated!

Old 08-29-04, 11:26 AM
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Hello: Mike. Welcome to my Gas Appliances topic and the Do-It-Yourself Web Site.

If all the temp and control selections are set correctly and the ignitor fails to glow, chances are the hot surface glow igntior is burned out. Hot Surface Ignitor (HSI) replacement is the only solution. Not likely to be the thermostat nor the gas valve.

You can replace the ignitor yourself. First unplug the appliance. Loosen or remove the screws securing the glow ignitor. Follow the two wires attached to the ignitor. At the end farthest from the ignitor will be a wire pull apart quick disconect.

Disconnect the ignitor at that point. Install the new ignitor exactly as you found the existing coil. Replace each part in reverse order. Plug in the appliance and turn it on. The burner now should work.

Be advise that some new replacement ignitors do not come with quick disconnect ends. In this case, it's okay to cut off the quick disconnect from the old ignitor and attach it to the new ignitor.

Simply clip off the wires several inches above the disconnect on the old ignitor, attach to the wires of the new ignitor and wire nut the two ends together.

Repeat the process to attach the other set of wires and wire nut them together. There is no postive nor negative {polarity} to be concerned with.

Glow ignitors are fragile & they break easily. Handle and install the new ignitor carefully. Glowing hot surface ignitors are a non returnable and non refundable electric componet.

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Retail appliance parts dealers can also help determine what the possible problem may be also. They will need the make, model an serial numbers. Appliance parts dealers are an excellent source for original replacement parts. Dealers are listed in the phone book under appliances.

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